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Instructional Designer
Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tennessee
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Date Posted 07/03/2020
Admin-Instructional Technology And Design
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Dyersburg, TN


  • Admin - Instructional Technology and Design

  • Admin - Distance Education Programs



Application Due:

Open Until Filled




The Instructional Design Coordinator is a full-time fiscal year position reporting directly to the Director of Distance Education and Instructional Development. This position works with faculty to prepare them to deliver accessible and effective distance education by helping with course design, teaching/learning strategies, assessment, technology, and instructional development projects. In addition, the Instruction Design Coordinator is responsible for ensuring online courses meet ADA/508 requirements as well as pass the Quality Matters rubric and that those courses apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. This position conducts technical reviews of online courses prior to the start of each semester.


  • Works with faculty to ensure effective delivery of distance education

  • Provide expertise in instructional planning, development, implementation and evaluation of distance learning courses.

  • Oversee the infusion of research-based best practices into distance courses.

  • Provides assistance to faculty with technology, the course management system, instructional software, and effective best practice uses of multimedia in the online classroom.

  • Assists and collaborates with other Distance Education, Instructional Development Center, and Media Services staff to design, develop, and deliver workshops and training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies, common software packages such as Microsoft Office, and educational best practices; maintains records of the attendees and events for college reporting cycles.

  • Performs technical reviews and evaluations of online and hybrid courses prior to the start of a semester to ensure courses are pedagogically sound, ADA compliant, and do not violate any copyright laws; documents the findings of these reviews.

  • Coordinates instructional design projects from inception to completion and documents, tracks, analyzes, and reports project findings to the Director of Distance Education and Instructional Development.

  • Develops and implements training for faculty regarding the development of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA compliant course content based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.

  • Researches supplementary material for faculty to be used in their courses and upon their approval assists with integrating material into the course.

  • Provides consultation and training to faculty and staff on instructional design, UDL, course development processes, content integration, and related technologies.

  • Exhibits strong project management skills and the capacity to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Performs regular accessibility audits of instructional materials and web applications in use at the College such as Site Improve or Blackboard Ally.

  • Identifies, implements, and oversees tools for monitoring website and course content accessibility within the learning management system (LMS).

  • Maintains the Instructional Development Center website and insures its compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA standard.

  • Assist faculty with the complying with accessibility requirements as required by law.

  • Assists faculty with the improvement of instructional strategies, development of course materials and assessment techniques, and appropriate integration of instructional technologies and best practices.

  • Designs and produces learning materials in a variety of formats including print, graphics, audio, video, animations, and multimedia in an effort to support teaching, learning, and college information needs.

  • Reacts to change productively and handles other essential tasks as assigned.

  • Facilitates curriculum development sessions, documents findings, and writes reports.

  • Serves as a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test proctor.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Sedentary: Deskwork; travel may be required for college or program activities. Insignificant effort other than normal movement. Minimal Hazard/Exposure: Standard office settings. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.


  • Knowledge of learning theory, adult learning, and assessment principles, and approaches to online pedagogy and facilitation.

  • Skill in designing, developing, and evaluating online learning programs and courses.

  • Experience in working with computer equipment and software as listed in the duties and responsibilities section of this job description.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to evaluate situations and make sound decisions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including occasional after hours and weekends.

  • Possesses knowledge and experience with research methodologies and techniques, instructional design experience, and demonstrates knowledge of instructional technologies and strategies.

  • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS

  • Complex problem solving skills, particularly related to technology troubleshooting.

  • Must have experience with using and supporting learning management systems (LMS). DSCC currently uses Desire2Learn (D2L) as our LMS provider.

  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of pedagogical principles in relationship to adult learners.


  • Master’s degree required in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Web Design or related program from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Minimum 5 years instructional design experience in an educational setting at an accredited institution or in a corporate environment.

  • Experience with course development software and learning management systems.


  • Doctoral degree in Instructional Design, Education Technology, or related field.

  • Instructional design experience in higher education at an accredited institution designing and delivering distance learning courses.

  • Online teaching experience.

  • Experience with Quality Matters

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